TRSA lines up Exchange dates

28 August 2019


The TRSA 8th Annual Healthcare Conference & Exchange will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay in San Diego on 19-21 November. The Exchange will provide attendees with an opportunity to participate in scheduled one-on-one interactions that will enable them to learn about products and services in a focused setting.

Set as the first order of business on 20 and 21 November, each morning will offer up to four 15-minute sessions, each with a different associate. Linen, uniform and facility services operator participants may share pressing challenges and learn about the latest product innovations and custom solutions, and associate supplier partners are assured of spending that time with those who are anxious to hear of their products and services.

Operators who participate in at least six of these meetings will generate a $500 rebate from the operator registration fee.

The 2018 Exchange was offered as part of TRSA’s 105th Annual Conference in Napa last October. Exchange participants Keith and Julia Pooler, vice president and president of Sacramento Linen said they liked the sessions because they gave both sides an opportunity to zoom in on issues and solutions. “It’s focused on what we’re looking for, rather than them saying something to a group,” said Julia, who is a co-owner of the company with her husband, Keith, who added that the meetings were simpler and more direct than calling up a vendor to visit the plant, allowing them to explore new vendors: “It gave us that opportunity to approach them and let them know what we’re into,” he said.

Steve Twombly, president of Automation Dynamics Inc., Independence, Missouri, said when The Exchange program was launched by TRSA in 2016, he was skeptical about the value a company such as his, a vendor, would receive by participating in the initiative. By last October, Automation Dynamics were participating in their third Exchange opportunity. “We feel it’s been very, very valuable each time,” he said.

The TRSA 8th Annual Healthcare Conference will welcome keynote speaker Josh Luke, Ph.D., who will provide an engaging healthcare executive’s perspective on “Selling to Hospitals in the Value Based Care Era”. Dr. Luke is a healthcare futurist, author, leading international speaker and social media influencer who writes for LinkedIn’s Healthcare Pulse.

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